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Maryland Proposes Mandatory Bike Helmets

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There is a lot of data indicating that bike helmet usage reduces the incidence of traumatic brain injury and death from cycling accidents.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says risk of injury is reduced by 80% when a helmet is worn. So, why is a Maryland bill proposing mandatory helmet usage for all

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Suit Filed Over Lance Armstrong Books

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A class-action lawsuit has been filed by the readers of Lance Armstrong’s inspirational books following the cyclist’s admission of ongoing steroid usage.  The suit against Armstrong and his publisher claims that the athlete’s repeated and vehement denials of using steroids deceived readers.  The readers feel betrayed, and they want their money back! Virginia cyclist and

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Women Safely and Stylishly Commuting on Bicycles

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Women are are known for being fashionable and safe and now are getting into the bike scene which is what promoted a New York Times reporter to noticed a new bike shop in town focused on women cyclists. She went to talk to the owner, Julie Hirchfeld, about the unique endeavor. Turns out female cyclist

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Continuing Legal Education and Access to Judges highlights of 49th Annual Virginia Trial Lawyers Convention

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Herndon-Reston Virginia injury lawyer Doug Landau attended (and sponsored) the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s (VTLA) 49th Annual Convention and Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) program. While TheAthletesLawyer has over two decades of experience trying cases on behalf of injured athletes, workers and their families, Doug Landau attends these programs in order to stay abreast of current

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Motorist struck by triathlete wins verdict for "Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress"

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The recent verdict from Montgomery County, Virginia underscores what Herndon lawyer Doug Landau has been emphasizing for years: that contrary to what many injured athletes think, the amount of medical bills and lost wages are not subject to some “formula” to calculate settlement or likely verdict outcomes. In the Blacksburg Virginia Triathlon case, a bicyclist

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